Has EA killed PC gaming?

Gameplayer report's: EA has been up to a few dirty tricks in recent years as it looks to regain its place at the top of the gaming food chain, and we can't say they've gone down to well with consumers. From buying cheats in Tiger Woods, to holding back weapons in Battlefield: Bad Company as DLC through to the particularly ugly feature of purchasing car modifications in Need for Speed: ProStreet with real money, it has been almost a constant probing at the ethical guidelines surrounding our beloved industry. The latest game to be used on the frontline of bad taste is Mass Effect on PC.

For the uninitiated, in an effort to curb the rather worrying levels of piracy found in the PC sector, EA have instituted some draconian-like measures to bring in the coin.

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LastDance4747d ago (Edited 4747d ago )

that was a very interesting convosation...both parties had valid opinions. Which illustrates a serious problem.

funkeystu4746d ago (Edited 4746d ago )

yeah, nice convo - good arguments on both sides. I still can't say I'm too big a fan of what they're planning to do to mass effect though.

SlappingOysters4747d ago

I am gutted by this Mass Effect debacle. What a joke. I have a work computer, laptop and home computer and I often install games on all three and just carry saved game files around with me.

As far as I am concerned I paid (a lot) for it and should be able to do what I want with it. Luckily I have already played Mass Effect on X360.

However, I didn't realise they were looking to do the same thing in Spore. What next, Battlefield Heroes, KOTOR 3, Crysis Warhead. I HATE YOU EA.

mariusmal4746d ago

it's not important if you own 2 or 10 PC's. the important is that if you pay for something then it should be entirely yours. with that protection the game is never fully yours

cpuchess4746d ago

When you get any software, you are paying for a software license to use it, you are not paying for the ownership of the software. So you do not have the right to do anything you want with it. I am sure though that most companies would be willing to sell the software to you for several million dollars, THEN you would have the rights to do whatever you wanted to...